Auction for 2G spectrum in India

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MTS India and Uninor (Mumbai) Mobile Services Can Be Continued Till March 11

Supreme Court of India once again allowed MTS India and Uninor (Mumbai circle), whose mobile service license were due to be revoked on 18th January as per an earlier Supreme Court’s order, will continue their mobile services until it hears the case next on 11 March, 2013. The Supreme Court of India was scheduled to hear the case on February 4 as earlier we shared on TelecomTALK, but changed the… Read More

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DoT Issues Final List Of Bidders For 1800 MHz GSM Spectrum Auction

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) today issues final list of bidders for 1800 MHz GSM Spectrum Auction. There are only five players Airtel, Vodafone, Videocon, Idea Cellular and Telewings (Telenor -Uninor) left in the race for GSM spectrum. There are no bidders left for 800 Mhz CDMA spectrum as Tata Teleservices (Tata Docomo CDMA) and Videocon Telecomminications withdrawing thier application as earlier we shared on TelecomTalk. Tata Teleservices had applied… Read More

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Exclusive : Tata Teleservices Withdraws Bid for 800 Mhz CDMA Spectrum, No Taker For CDMA in India!

After Videocon, now India’s leading CDMA and GSM Mobile service operator Tata Teleservices is believed to have withdrawn its application for bidding of airwaves in the 800 Mhz band in 3 circles which would be used for CDMA operations as TelecomTalk ‘s multiple exclusive sources confirmed. Few days back, Videocon has also withdrawn its bid for CDMA spectrum so as of now there will be no auction for CDMA and… Read More

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Supreme Court Extends 2G Spectrum Auction Deadline till January 11, 2013

India’s Supreme Court today extends 2G Spectrum auction deadline till January 11, 2013 and allowed mobile service operators whose current licences are set to be revoked to operate their mobile services until January 18, 2013. It will be the big relief for the operators like MTS India (SSTL) and Uninor (as their current licenses are valid till September 7) which are serious to continue the services among all new operators… Read More

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MTS India Finds CDMA Spectrum Reserve Price Disappointing

India’s only pure-play CDMA operator Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) which operates under MTS India brand name said that reserve price for CDMA spectrum (800 Mhz) as approved by the cabinet is excessively high and would be a disappointment for the CDMA operator. Mr. Vsevolod Rozanov, President & CEO, Sistema Shyam TeleServices (MTS India) said that “Given the realistic sectoral environment and market dynamics, I believe that the reserve price for… Read More

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Supreme Court To Centre, Grant New 2G Licences Till 31st August 2012

The Supreme Court today extended time till August 31 for the auction and grant of fresh 2G mobile service licences in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case and further cited that operators having existing licence would continue till September 7. The Supreme Court also refused to grant 400 days to the Government to complete the process of fresh auctioning of the 2G spectrum and licences but extended the deadline… Read More

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Mobile Operators Opposes TRAI’s High 2G Auction Base Price, Call Rates May Rise upto Rs.5 Per Min

After burning hands in the 2G and 3G spectrum allocation, India’s Mobile service operators are now standing more to lose. Most of operators have opposed sectoral regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations of a base price for auction of 2G spectrum that is higher than the 3G price set in 2010. TRAI’s move may also hurt Uninor (Telenor) and MTS India (Sistema Shyam Teleservices) which had lost 2G… Read More

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TRAI Sets 2G Spectrum Reserve Price Higher Than 3G

India’s telecom regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) finally today proposed a base price for auction of 2G spectrum that is 7th time higher than the 3G auction price of 2010. The value of 2G spectrum has been pegged at Rs 7 lakh crore. According to TRAI’s recommendation, For the the 900 mega hertz band (2G) a base price at Rs 7000 crore, which is twice the base price… Read More

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Spectrum Marketplace Opening Shortly in India!

Happy times ahead for operators who are crying for spectrum as auction for 2G and 4G services are going to be conducted within 1 year. Telcos are waiting for more airwaves to support their increasing customer base. Auction for 2G spectrum in India It is important as Supreme Court cancelled 122 licences of some operators and asked to auction these returned spectrum. 2G auction for 800 MHz band for CDMA,… Read More

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